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Electronics Production | June 11, 2009

REACH forgot about nano

The new EU chemicals legislation, REACH, already needs updating.

REACH requirements for information about substance and production is missing out on many nanomaterials - produced in just small quantities. However, it is currently lacking fundamental knowledge of the uptake, distribution, elimination, and dynamic interactions of nanoparticles, state researchers from Göteborg's Chalmers University. Chemicals in the environment, climate, climate-neutral energy, ocean acidification, biodiversity ... the list of areas, where 0urgent international solutions are necessary, could go on forever. During Sweden's EU-leadership, several of these problem areas will be discussed at high political level. Research - largely funded by the Swedish Research Council Formas - contributes knowledge, which can form the basis for policy decisions. The research results have raised public awareness of the risks that exist and politicians need to take this seriously.
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